Celebrating the Past… Focused on the future
By Phil Barnes
Smallwood & Resettlement (Between a Rock and a Hard Place)
When Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, Premier Joey Smallwood was determined to modernize Canada’s youngest province, or, as he once said... “We’ll drag Newfoundlanders kicking and screaming into the twentieth century if we have to.” His plan was to diversify the economy and provide public services such as better schools, hospitals, better communication and transportation. This would be accomplished by ...